During July-August 2012 Creative Future ran a course at Brighton Museum called ‘Museum Tales’. Run by Liz Bahs, a published poet, course participants, all marginalized writers, produced the following pieces inspired by the Museum’s collection. At the end of the course they performed their work in the Museum galleries. The course will run again in January 2013. For more information check their website.
Creative Future run the creative writing workshops in partnership with Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.
Frank Stella: Metal & Paint
Hmmmm, bit of old tatt: that’ll do…
And this nice swathe of Signal toothpaste
is the icing on the cake – the finishing touch
to the rich fruity base of fret-cut metal plate
with its curvy child-wave shape.
Add a bit of glitter – even better!
Layered with an orange tang of
key-shape gone wrong. Oh! And
a hot pink kiss-me-quick squiggle
hiding behind a vomit puddle.
Then, sloop the loop with a silver scooperoo
just hovering above a vile green bile green
Welsh love-spoon shaped thingummy-bob.
Hmmm! Just the ticket!
I wonder how many colours I can
get away with before I over-egg the pudding;
create a stir, and light the brandy butter
that’ll summon the men on blue watch –
it’s that alarming! Like something
collectively made by 5c – on a bad day,
but it’s by my own hand:
How clever is that!
I should call it…..
Mess o po tamia… No.
Metal Fatigue: How I got Tired of What
I Started but Kept Going Anyway…. No.
Can you Tell What it is Yet?…No.
Ach! The title’s harder than the piece of work itself!
It should be something that hits the spot.
Pau: Circuits, Series 1981…No, too formal.
Spools of War? Not, quite.
Maybe I should stop – I’m sick of it now.
Eureka! Metal Barf!
Janina Aza Karpinska